Friday, November 22, 2013

Give Thanks Project: Draw String Goodie Bags by Amy

 Thanksgiving Day is a time for being with family, reflecting on the many blessings we have and really yummy food.  But, sometimes, there is quite a wait for all that yummy food to be ready.  In my family, we have a lot of children running around and sometimes that can lead to trouble.  So this year I thought it would be fun to have some things prepared before hand to keep them busy.

When I saw this owl print fabric from the new Snips and Snails line I just knew it would be perfect for this project. 

I used Jeni's tutorial for the Lined Drawstring Bag found here.

Then I went about filling the bags.

I thought we would line the kids' table with plain brown paper, so I included some crayons so they could decorate it and write down on the paper things they are grateful for.  Then I included a bag of candy corn to use as markers for a family Thanksgiving Bingo game.  You can print one off online or just make a blank grid and have the family work together to fill it in with things they are thankful for.

I'll probably include a small snack as well, just to stave off the gnawing hunger they are sure to express. :)  I'm hoping that by keeping the children occupied, it will allow the parents time to visit- which is something I am always thankful for.

These bags would also be great to pass along a small treat to a neighbor or friend, or to give to the hostess of your own Thanksgiving feast.

How do you keep the young people busy in your own family gatherings?



  1. This is a sweet little bag. I also really love your detail of the diecut leaves hanging from the tree branches with string. :)

  2. Just love this and the fabric is beyond adorable!
    Xoxoxo, Lori Ann

  3. Doodlebug you just keep out doing yourselves and you did it again! These are so cute. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  4. Wow! These are SO cute Amy! The little owls are perfect for a small project!


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